Police Commissioner Says 16 of 60 Detainees Have Been Charged

first_imgPolice Commissioner Says 16 of 60 Detainees Have Been Charged National SecurityJuly 26, 2010 RelatedPolice Commissioner Says 16 of 60 Detainees Have Been Charged Advertisements RelatedPolice Commissioner Says 16 of 60 Detainees Have Been Chargedcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Commissioner of Police, Owen Ellington, says charges have been laid against 16 of 60 detainees still in police custody, who were picked up during the two-month State of Public Emergency.Speaking at a media briefing at the Commissioner’s Office, Old Hope Road, Kingston Thursday (July 22), Mr. Ellington said that they have been charged with serious offences, ranging from murder to shooting. He added that charges are expected to be preferred against another six to eight of the detainees.“There are 23 of whom we will recommend to the Hon. Minister (of National Security) that they be released from custody. There is a hardcore of 18, whom we have not yet charged and in respect of whom we are trying to build cases. We will seek the permission of the courts to remand these individuals. If we do not get it, we will release them from custody,” he disclosed.The Commissioner said that the 60 detainees were among 4,000 who were detained during joint police/military operations over the last two months, of which detention orders were obtained to remand 128. He said those operations were part of a “very aggressive coordinated and comprehensive” investigative strategy against “key criminal actors.”The Commissioner warned the persons who have been released that they should take note of the changed environment which has been achieved in the last two months, since they have been disrupted and incapacitated.“I want to warn them that if they return to the streets and start back their criminal activities, generating violence and profiting from violence, they will feel the full weight of law enforcement. The gains that we have made over the last two months, we’re not about to lose them to criminality,” he said.He reassured the public that the Police will use “every lawful means” at their disposal, to assure their safety and security, as they continue the very important operations re-establishing security and order in the country.“Let me assure you that what we bring is leadership which is committed to the cause, and we will do everything to protect you and give you good guidance as you carry out your tasks,” Mr. Ellington said.The Commissioner also thanked the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) for their support during the period of the State of Emergency, pointing out that they have committed their long term support for the JCF’s efforts.Endorsing Commissioner Ellington’s statement, JDF Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Stewart Saunders, reassured that the army will continue to support the JCF in current endeavours, and until crime has reached tolerable levels in the society. RelatedPolice Commissioner Says 16 of 60 Detainees Have Been Chargedlast_img read more

Principal and Teacher of the Year Chosen

first_imgTeacher at the Holland High School, Dageanna Spencer-Hull and Principal of the Rollington Town Primary School, Dr. Margret Bailey, were on Tuesday (December 4),  announced as the 2012/2013 Lasco/Ministry of Education Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year, respectively.The two were chosen from a shortlist of 12 educators, six in each category, following several intense rounds of interviews, where they were judged on various criteria. These included: employment status, classroom commitment to education, professional development, community involvement, effective communication skills and scholarly work.First and second runner up for Teacher of the Year were Cassandra Rowe and Dayton Gray, respectively, while Yvonne Miller Wisdom and Arnaldo Allen were named first and second runner up for Principal of the Year.Speaking at the awards ceremony, which was held at the Wyndham Kingston hotel in New Kingston, Education Minister, Rev. the Hon. Ronald Thwaites, congratulated the educators on a job well done.“The standards of excellence, which are to be found among all the nominees… must become the standard of all,” he said.Rev. Thwaites  emphasised  that teachers play a vital role in molding the minds and characters of the nation’s youth and therefore the quality of those in the profession must be of the highest standard.“The teaching profession is the absolutely crucial initiative of educational transformation in Jamaica. Quality in teaching, every scientific study tells us, is the bedrock ingredient in good outcomes,” he said.As such, he said the Ministry continues to work to improve the standard and quality of teaching in Jamaica, in an effort to further improve the education system.“The Jamaica Teaching Council is going to be that agency of the state that will set the high standards for the teaching profession. The government has undertaken a process of consultations with representatives of the teachers, parents, churches and the communities to ensure that we have a product that we can all accept and which will lift the lustre of the teaching profession,” the Minister said.Rev. Thwaites also congratulated the Lascelles Group for its commitment to education, pointing out that the company’s continued efforts, over the years, is the kind of partnership that is necessary for the further development of education sector.“The government can’t do it alone, parents can’t do it by themselves, and the private sector has a role to play, as the whole community must be engaged,” he said.The Principal of the Year and Teacher of the Year  walked away with a number of prizes, including: $100,000 each; a trip to the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASDC) in the United States; a champion trophy; plaque; Lasco gift basket; and spa gift certificate.Mrs. Spencer-Hull, who said it was her lifelong dream to become a teacher, thanked her Principal, Pauline Reid, for nominating her for the prestigious award. She further thanked the Ministry of Education and Lasco “for further extending their confidence in me.”The social studies, sociology and religious education teacher said she is grateful for the honour. “Just two weeks ago, I laid my father to rest, and I know this is what he would have wanted and so it’s very touching,” she said.Dr. Bailey, who is an Educational Psychologist, with an extensive record in the field of education, said she is humbled by the award and accepted it on behalf of all the hard working principals in Jamaica.“Today, being the recipient of this prestigious award has inspired me into action. Like President Barack Obama, I am fired up. I pledge to commit to the work I started to help Jamaica achieve its 2030 National Development Goals,” she said.Dr. Bailey noted that despite the challenges of the profession, she is committed to changing lives in a positive way and will continue to make a difference in the lives of the children who are entrusted in her care. “I strive to be the best principal that I can be,” she said. RelatedPrincipal and Teacher of the Year Chosen RelatedPrincipal and Teacher of the Year Chosen RelatedPrincipal and Teacher of the Year Chosen Advertisementscenter_img Principal and Teacher of the Year Chosen EducationDecember 5, 2012 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Story HighlightsTeacher at the Holland High School, Dageanna Spencer-Hull and Principal of the Rollington Town Primary School, Dr. Margret Bailey, were on Tuesday (December 4),  announced as the 2012/2013 Lasco/Ministry of Education Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year, respectively.The two were chosen from a shortlist of 12 educators, six in each category, following several intense rounds of interviews, where they were judged on various criteria. These included: employment status, classroom commitment to education, professional development, community involvement, effective communication skills and scholarly work.First and second runner up for Teacher of the Year were Cassandra Rowe and Dayton Gray, respectively, while Yvonne Miller Wisdom and Arnaldo Allen were named first and second runner up for Principal of the Year.    last_img read more

Minjee Lee takes 2-shot lead

first_imgKAPOLEI, Hawaii – Minjee Lee made five birdies in a six-hole stretch and finished with a 6-under 66 on Thursday to take the second-round lead in the LPGA’s Lotte Championship. Playing in calmer afternoon conditions at wind-swept Ko Olina, the 19-year-old Australian birdied the final two holes on the front nine and added three in a row on Nos. 11-13. She parred the final five holes to finish at 10-under 134, two strokes ahead of American Katie Burnett. ”I holed a couple of nice putts and just got my momentum going on the front nine,” Lee said. ”I birdied eight and nine, so I think the momentum carried on through the back nine.” She hit every green in regulation in her bogey-free round. ”I’ve been striking it pretty good yesterday and today as well,” said Lee, the Kingsmill Championship winner last year for her first LPGA title. With constant wind gusting to 30 mph Wednesday, there were only seven rounds in the 60s and the average score was 74.6. It calmed Thursday and eight players shot 67 or better. The 26-year-old Burnett matched Lee with a 66. Also playing in the afternoon, she birdied four of the first six holes and made two more on the consecutive par-5 13th and 14th holes. ”I putted really well and we’ve been really decisive on like targets and I’ve hit a ton of knock-downs,” Burnett said. ”Maybe hit a handful of actually full shots. Pretty much everything has been a knock-down just to keep the ball a little straighter in the wind.” Top-ranked Lydia Ko, going for her third straight victory, was 1 under after a morning 72. Su-Yeon Jang was 7 under after a 66 in the morning when gusts were as high as 25 mph. The 21-year-old South Korean player, in the field on a sponsor exemption, is coming off a victory last week in a Korean LPGA event also sponsored by Lotte. ”I felt confident after winning the tournament last week,” said Jang, making her second LPGA start and first in the United States. ”So, that helped me a lot.” Thailand’s Moriya Jutanugarn and defending champion Sei Young Kim were 6 under. Jutanugarn, tied for the first-round lead with Lee, had a 71. Kim had her second straight 69. The fifth-ranked South Korean player won last month in Phoenix for her fourth LPGA title in two seasons. Brooke Henderson was 5 under after a 70 in the afternoon. The 18-year-old Canadian has finished in the top 10 in six straight events. ”It was a lot calmer today, especially on my back nine, which was kind of nice, really,” Henderson said. ”Walking down, I guess, No. 15 felt like there wasn’t wind at all, which was kind of crazy compared to the last 27 holes.” Megan Khang made a big move up the leaderboard, following her opening 76 with a 64 – the best round of the week – to reach 4 under. The 18-year-old American birdied six of the last seven holes after some encouragement from her father-teacher-caddie Lee. ”Back-to-back bogeys on 9 and 10, and my dad was like, ‘C’mon, Megan. We got to turn it around here.’ ‘OK, OK, OK. Like, I know, Dad. I know.”’ Khang said. ”So went on a pretty hot run, and thankfully had a good finish. I’m excited for the weekend, or Friday, Saturday. Third-ranked Lexi Thompson and Lizette Salas also rallied, each following a 75 with a 66 to get to 3 under. ”Yesterday was just a struggle on the greens,” Thompson said. ”I don’t really know what was going on.” Salas shot a tournament-record 62 three years ago before losing a playoff to Suzann Pettersen. ”I just erased the round from yesterday,” Salas said. ”We knew the problem was I wasn’t getting close, so I really wanted to be aggressive whenever I had a short iron.” U.S. Women’s Open champion In Gee Chun also was 3 under, shooting a 67 after opening with a 74. Second-ranked Inbee Park was 1 over after a 71. Michelle Wie missed the cut in her home event, following her opening 80 with a 73. She won the 2014 tournament. ”Disappointing for sure,” Wie said. ”I wanted to play well this week. Just coming out here and not having a good performance, just definitely is disappointing. Take the weekend to practice and get ready for the next event.” Two other players from Punahou School played this week, but only former UCLA All-American Stephanie Kono made the cut – shooting a 71 to reach 1 under. Amateur Allisen Corpuz, a high school senior who qualified, was 5 over after a 72.last_img read more

Podcast: CLE Sports Talk with Casey Drottar – 5.8.19

first_imgThis week on the CLE Sports Talk podcast, Casey Drottar tries to distract himself from a miserable few days for the Indians by discussing the latest on Duke Johnson, as well as his thoughts on the Cavs‘ coaching search. After that, though, he (loudly) discusses how the Tribe’s latest brutal injury affects the season ahead.Check out the latest episode here, and be sure to subscribe to the show on iTunes. Related TopicsCleveland BrownsCleveland CavaliersCleveland IndiansCorey KluberDan GilbertDuke JohnsonFreddie KitchensGregg WilliamsJason KipnisJose RamirezMyles Garrett Casey Drottarlast_img

‘Confidence is high ahead of Sale clash’ – Afoa

first_img “We’ve had another good week – from the senior squad in La Rochelle to the Shield team last night – and we head into Saturday full of confidence.“We’ve got a real good understanding of how we want to play, and we have been able to execute that well at the weekends.“The weeks keep coming and coming and Sale away will be tough, but we get our stuff done during the week, we work hard, and we give ourselves a chance.”The former All Black prop also highlighted the set-piece as an area of importance this weekend.“Our set-piece has been reasonably good this year. It’s a massive basic of the game, no matter what level you’re playing at.“As always, it will be important this weekend and we need to make sure we get the ball, have plenty of it and try and put them under pressure.”Tickets are available to purchase online now by clicking here, or via supporter services on 0117 963 0600. “Going to France and holding La Rochelle to three points shows game plan and mentality and that’s what we’re going to need again this weekend.” John Afoa Jordan Crane’s second-half score fired Bristol to a hard-fought 13-3 win at La Rochelle on Saturday night, before Bristol Bears ‘A’ backed it up with a 30-15 triumph over Gloucester United at Kingsholm on Monday night.And Afoa is expecting another tough test against Sale Sharks on Saturday afternoon.“Going to France and holding La Rochelle to three points shows game plan and mentality and that’s what we’re going to need again this weekend,” said Afoa.“If you look through the Sale team, they’ve got some serious talent there in both the forwards and the backs.“We need to put them under pressure, stick to what we’re trying to do and put our plan in place.“Monday to Friday is the most important part – the Saturday is only a small part of the week.last_img read more

Watch: Quarter-final relief for McFadden-Ferry and Gaoth Dobhair

first_imgODHRÁN McFadden-Ferry admitted that Gaoth Dobhair were guilty of some complacency after almost relinquishing their Championships crowns on Sunday.Bundoran seemed on the cusp of something remarkable when they hit back from eight points down in a stunning finale to their quarter-final meeting in Letterkenny.Gary Clancy’s goal had Bundoran dreaming and Gaoth Dobhair wobbling, but the champions, eventually, prevailed in extra time. “It was tight going and we really needed to dig deep to get the win,” McFadden-Ferry told Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub.“It just shows you how close Bundoran are to us.“We thought that was it. Bundoran wanted it and they got the draw.  We just held the heads and reverted back to the game plan in extra time.Watch the full interview below … Watch: Quarter-final relief for McFadden-Ferry and Gaoth Dobhair was last modified: September 30th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:2019 Donegal SFCbundoranGaoth DobhairOdhran McFadden Ferrylast_img read more

Spencer softball sweeps twinbill from Pittsville

first_imgGame 1Rockets 15, Panthers 0Pittsville 000 00 – 0 1 2Spencer 511 8x – 15 20 1WP: Macie Weber. LP: Shaw.SO: Shaw 0; Weber 13. BB: Shaw 3; Weber 1.Top hitters: S, Marisa Johnson 2×3, 2 runs; Brooke Kettleborough 3×3, HR, 2 runs, 3 RBIs; Weber 2×3, 2B, HR, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Mandie Schultz 2×4, 2 RBIs; Montana Kleinschmidt 2×2; Katie Fleischman 2B; Kallie Reckner 3×4, 2B, 2 RBIs; Cinnamin Harwood 2 runs; Lexi Baehr 2×2, 2B.—Game 2Rockets 11, Panthers 1Pittsville 100 00 – 1 2 4Spencer 201 8x – 11 15 1WP: Johnson. LP: Koff.SO: Koff 2; Johnson 2. BB: Koff 1; Johnson 1.Top hitters: P, Koff 2B, RBI. S, Johnson 2×4, HR, 2 RBIs; Kettleborough 3×4, HR, 2 runs; Lindsey Vaughan 2×3, 2B, 2 runs; Weber 2 runs; Schultz 2×4, 2 RBIs; Reckner 2×3, 2 RBIS; Harwood 2 RBIS; Baehr 2B.Records: Pittsville 1-8; Spencer 10-2. By Paul LeckerSports ReporterSPENCER – The Spencer softball team pushed its winning streak to 10 straight with a doubleheader sweep of Pittsville in nonconference action Saturday at Spencer High School.The Rockets won 15-0 and 11-1 to improve to 10-2 this season. Pittsville is now 1-8.Macie Weber allowed just one hit and one walk while striking out 13 in five innings of the 15-0 win.Brooke Kettleborough had three hits, including a home run, and drove in three, and Weber also smacked a homer, added a double and two RBIs for the Rockets.In the 11-1 win, Marisa Johnson gave up two hits and one walk in five innings to grab the win. She also added a home run and two RBIs.Kettleborough tallied three more hits, including another home run, and Mandie Schultz, Kallie Reckner and Cinnamin Harwood each had two RBIs for the Rockets.“Right now our entire line up is seeing the ball well and making great decisions at the plate,” Spencer coach Jason Gorst said. “Both pitchers were spot on with location today for us. I am extremely impressed with our defense this season.”Spencer plays at Greenwood on Tuesday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)last_img read more

India Inc uses cricket strategists to teach managers how to employ spirit of winners

first_imgJohn Buchanan”Competition can come from anywhere,” Harsha Bhogle, India’s best-known cricket commentator told a gathering of mutual fund distributors in Jodhpur, “even noodle straps.” That was one of several jokes on a day when Bhogle, an MBA himself, dropped the mike and donned the hat of a management guru. Out,John Buchanan”Competition can come from anywhere,” Harsha Bhogle, India’s best-known cricket commentator told a gathering of mutual fund distributors in Jodhpur, “even noodle straps.” That was one of several jokes on a day when Bhogle, an MBA himself, dropped the mike and donned the hat of a management guru. Out came a laptop and a presentation highlighting how the distributors could learn from Vivian Richards and Sachin Tendulkar. “Body language is important whether you are playing cricket or selling mutual funds. These great players have all had a body language that showed hunger and confidence,” explained Bhogle.Over the past few months, Bhogle and his fellow-IIM grad wife Anita have made 23 presentations to top corporates, including HLL, Microsoft, HSBC, Cadbury and Standard Chartered, where they revealed how the two Cs- cricket and corporates – are interlinked. “We speak in English not HR. Sports is a metaphor that everyone understands,” he says.Team work: Harsha Bhogle and wife Anita have given talks to 23 corporatesElsewhere, in the dusty Mumbai suburb of Andheri, Australian cricket coach John Buchanan takes charge of a class of 25 fast-trackers from Mahindra British Telecom (MBT), a software firm.He unveils a series of charts with points scribbled on them and launches into what it takes to lead a team. “Coaches and leaders have to hide their egos. Stars have big egos,” says Buchanan. “During the last Indian tour, I made a comment about Shane Warne that dented his ego. It severely affected our relationship and became a distraction for the team. I promised that day that my ego will never be seen.”advertisementWhile corporates overseas regularly pull in people from the world of sports to talk to their employees – US basketball star Magic Johnson, gymnast Pete Vidmar and rugby players Francois Pienaar from South Africa and New Zealand’s Sean Fitzpatrick are regulars – Indian firms are now waking up to the power of talking cricket. It is a direct fallout of increasing focus being laid on human resources and employee retention in times of tough competition. The past few years have seen a surge in young people taking top positions in companies as well as fierce competition to grab the best talent. All this has transformed the workplace. Corporates now realise that cricket can give lessons in leadership. Guru MantraThere can be limitations but no limits. Take the case of Brad Hogg who played a Test in 1997 and was then out of the team. Last season he came back to the team as an important member of the team. He had some limitations but overcame them.Stress is a myth. It does not exist; you create it. It is up to you to interpret circumstances. If you allow circumstances to intimidate you will feel stressed. Those who handle pressure well are those who see difficult circumstances as a challenge.A team may bat and bowl well but often slip in the 1 per cent things- hitting the stumps or converting singles into twos. Many companies are very good at strategising but slip when it comes to doing the simple things right.Between 1985 and 2000, Australia rose from bottom to top while West Indies fell from top to bottom. The Windies didn’t do backward integration. They didn’t realise where four fast bowlers would come from in future. Australia groomed and trained talent.The best analogy from sport that transfers to marketing and leadership is the importance of teamwork in winning, “Whether it is Steve Waugh or Shane Warne, a star cannot be bigger than the team,” says Buchanan. Says Joel M. Farnworth, HSBC’s senior manager, HR: “Not everyone may want to read a book on Jack Welch. Cricket is an arena many are familiar with. If that helps make the connection through simple messages, then so be it.”Sports can be used for strategic planning too. Says Bhogle: “Many times organisations fail to see the changes around them. The Indian hockey team failed to see that the world was changing to Astroturf. Cricket changed to a fitness-led sport rather than a talent-led one.”Anecdotes from the field pepper every talk. “When Tendulkar was single-handedly winning matches no one felt it was a danger sign. What if he couldn’t deliver? We tell companies why they shouldn’t rely on a few stars alone and instead develop stars around the stars,” says Bhogle.Farnworth says, “The current generation changes seven jobs in a lifetime as against two in our’s.” Therefore, developing their leadership abilities early on is of great importance to any organisation. He recounts how Mike Brearley, despite being a mediocre cricketer, was a very successful captain. “The one thing common between cricket and companies is people,” says Buchanan. “We are going in for people with character rather than just talent.” Meshing cricket and business works, says Smita Anand of HR firm Hewitt Associates. “Companies realise lessons can come from anywhere. They are always looking for people who think out of the box,” she says.Prasad Chitale, a consultant with MBT who attended Buchanan’s talk, came out impressed. “Every team has some very good and some not so good people. What really struck me was how they managed underperformers and stars in the team,” he says. Corporates will now have anyone interested listening in. Bhogle and Kapil Dev talked to the top 50 distributors of the Standard Chartered Mutual Fund “It was a big high for them,” says Naval Bir Kumar, CEO. “Cricket and films unite India.” Cricket is surely uniting India Inc. these days. Filmstars may be next in line.advertisementlast_img read more

10 months agoBurnley boss Dyche denies offer for Liverpool target Tarkowski

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Burnley boss Dyche denies offer for Liverpool target Tarkowskiby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley manager Sean Dyche has denied claims the club has received offers for James Tarkowski and Joe Hart.Liverpool are reportedly targeting Tarkowski, while Hart has drawn the interest of Preston North End.”I’m not suggesting it’s rubbish, I’m suggesting it’s a new one on me,” Dyche said of the Tarkowski rumours ahead of Saturday’s game against Fulham in the Premier League.”Virtually all players here have been linked with someone and they get used to it.”Tarky has certainly had that many times and I think he’s going about business very well at the moment. We haven’t had inquiries for anyone.”Asked if any players could leave Turf Moor this month, Dyche added: “I am as hopeful as I am most windows, which is ‘who knows?'”It’s tough for everyone ad we have our own way of working which does sometimes make it even tougher but that’s just the way it is.” last_img read more

a month agoHector Bellerin thrilled with winning Arsenal return

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Hector Bellerin thrilled with winning Arsenal returnby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveHector Bellerin was full of emotion after making his Arsenal return in Tuesday night’s 5-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup third-round.The Spaniard suffered a season-ending ACL knee injury against Chelsea on January 22.It was a tough road to recovery for the 23-year-old and he is thankful to be back playing football once again.Bellerin took to Twitter after the game to reveal his delight at making his long-awaited comeback, writing: “No words. Just pure emotion!!!”What a way to come back. Shout out to @RobHolding95!! Thank you everyone for the support and love”.No words. Just pure emotion!!! What a way to come back. Shout out to @RobHolding95!! Thank you everyone for the support and love #COYGpic.twitter.com/rPp1oFeEJp— Héctor Bellerín (@HectorBellerin) September 24, 2019 last_img read more